2012-01-13

Light IQ Predicts LED Lighting to be Popular in the Near Future

According to Light IQ, LED lighting is one of the things people are looking to add to their homes in 2012. Natalie Timmerman, spokeswoman for the independent lighting consultancy, explained that LED lights were more efficient and longer lasting than halogen and incandescent light sources. The life expectancy of good quality LEDs is quoted as 50,000 hours and beyond, equivalent to 15-20 years in a residential environment. This is good during the darker months as lighting can be left on continuously without fear of using too much power. LED Technology is advancing every...
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2012-01-12

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors expands its leading position in high-quality, thin-film LEDs

First gallium-nitride LED chips on silicon in pilot stage Researchers at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors have succeeded in manufacturing high-performance prototypes of blue and white LEDs, in which the light-emitting gallium-nitride layers are grown on silicon wafers with a diameter of 150 millimeters. The silicon replaces the sapphire commonly used until now without a loss in quality. Already in the pilot stage, the new LED chips are to be tested under practical conditions, meaning that the first LEDs on silicon from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors could hit the market ...
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2012-01-11

Pierre Yves Lesaicherre Appointed as Philips Lumileds New CEO

Philips Lumileds has appointed Pierre Yves Lesaicherre as its new CEO. Mr. Lesaicherre joins Lumileds with more than two decades of experience in the semiconductor and component industry. He succeeds Michael C. Holt and will report directly to Philips Lighting’s acting Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten. According to Frans van Houten, “Pierre Yves' tremendous experience at NXP Semiconductors, most recently as Senior Vice President & General Manager of the business lines Microcontrollers & Logic, make him uniquely qualifie...
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2012-01-11

Eulitha Signs Collaboration Agreement with EV Group to Establish Low-cost-of-ownership Nanopatterning Solution for HB-LED Manufacuring

Eulitha AG, a pioneer and leader in the production of high-quality nanostructures using advanced lithography techniques, today announced that it has signed a joint-development and licensing agreement with EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets. EVG will integrate Eulitha’s PHABLE™ mask-based ultraviolet (UV) photolithography technology with EVG’s automated mask aligner product platform with the goal of developing a low-cost-of-ownership (CoO) nanopatte...
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2012-01-10

OSRAM's A4 OLED Lamp Folded into an Envelope

OSRAM's Lab.Me laboratory has designed a new nice concept OLED lamp called the A4,featuring a single round Orbeos OLED lighting panel,which can be folded to fit inside an A4 envelope.
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2012-01-09

Millennium Stadium Installs LED lighting for Energy Saving

The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff has cooperated with SWALEC to complete a major LED lighting project to further reduce energy consumption at the home of Welsh sport. Over 450 LED light fittings have been installed to replace the old fluorescent lighting at the stadium, expected to reduce energy consumption by 70%. The ongoing maintenance and replacement needs will substantially reduce costs for the stadium.  ...
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2012-01-06

MHA Lighting Expands Its Award-winning LED Lighting Range

AWARD-winning LED lighting specialists MHA Lighting has expanded its product range for 2012. Experts at the Greater Manchester-based lighting manufacturers have unveiled their RodLite GRP range which acts as a direct replacement for fluorescent tubes – but has all the benefits of LEDs. The RodLite GRP’s patented LED technology creates glare-free uniformly distributed light and achieves LG Standards Lux levels – but typically uses 80% less energy. It is ideal for any internal or external application where fluorescent tubes are cu...
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2012-01-05

German Company Brings ‘Virtual Sky’ with LED lighting into Indoor Office

Recently, a German company has utilized LEDs to create ‘virtual sky’ of passing clouds for office workers. The Stuttgart-based Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO replicate the feeling of spaciousness and freedom what we experience outdoors into indoors: a luminous ceiling that extends across the entire room simulates lighting conditions which resemble those produced by passing clouds – conveying the impression that you are sitting outdoors. The innovative luminous ceiling, which was developed by the Fraunhofer researchers and their partn...
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2011-12-26

Lemnis Lighting’s Pharox 300 LED Bulb Named "Best of the Test" by The Dutch Consumers' Union

Netherlands based Lemnis Lighting’s Pharox 300 LED light bulb was named "Best of the Test" by the Dutch Consumers' Union. According to the company, the test, conducted in October 2011, pitted the 6-watt Pharox 300 against five other LED bulbs readily available in Europe. The Pharox bulb scored ten out of ten on four of the test's ten criteria: light output, light color, lifetime, and turning directly on. The results are significant because, while a small market, the Netherlands are particularly interested in LED technology, having been ...
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2011-12-23

Burton Installs LED Lights for Energy Conservation

According to Burton Councilman Steve Heffner, a $45,600 state grant will pay to install ballasts and buy LED lights at City Hall and the Department of Public Works and Police Administration buildings. And the grants also will pay to install the fixtures in parking lots outside the building. Additionally, City Controller Ginger Burke-Miller disclosed that approximately $600,000 has been set aside for street lighting in the 2011-2012 budget, an increase of $100,000 from the previous year. The company that did the audit, Macomb Township-based LumaSmart Technolo...
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2011-12-22

Philips LEDs to Light up 2012 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball

Philips LEDs are to light up a dazzling green ball in Times Square to celebrate New Year’s Eve. This year, 32,256 LUXEON LEDs will glitter in a range of colors as the Times Square Ball descends to partiers’ delight.   The LED ball will also welcome the new U.S. energy and lighting standards that go into effect on January 1st, under the Energy Independence and Security Act. But aside from symbolizing the movement into the New Year, the ball drop will also signify Phillip’s next move — to replace the usage of incandescen...
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2011-12-21

GE Lighting Predicts LEDs will Share 80% of Market by 2020

Recently, GE Lighting expects most light bulbs, including the incandescent to be replaced within a decade by LED. Maryrose Sylvester, who was appointed GE’s head of the lighting unit in March, said in an interview, that “People are starting to talk about LEDs for general lighting for indoors. By 2020, about 70 to 80 percent of the general lighting market is going to be enabled by LEDs.” Sylvester pointed out that GE’s lighting unit has doubled its research and development spending on LED technology over the past five years to seize this...
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2011-12-19

Energy Saving Trust’s Study on Benefits about LED Lighting

Recently, UK-based Energy Saving Trust (EST) has conducted a study which measured the performance of more than 4,250 LED light fittings installed at 35 sites in social housing. At the 35 sites in the field trial, the report calculated that the LED fittings saved more than three million kilowatt hours each year when compared with the previous lighting. The technology is also much more energy efficient, using up to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs. “We like to test things in-situ in order to understand their real performance rather than rely on manufacturer...
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2011-12-16

The European Commission Launches Public Consultation for LED Deployment

As LED lighting is one of the most energy-efficient and versatile forms of lighting, the European Commission adopted a Green Paper and launched a public consultation on the future of LED-based lighting. Based on the promising future that faster LED deployment will ensure the success of Europe's lighting industry and help reduce energy use from lighting by 20% by 2020, the demands for citizens and businesses to refine the policy are increasing. As a result, a consultation will run until 29 February 2012 to collect feedback on the Commission's ideas. Digital A...
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2011-12-16

AIXTRON Received New MOCVD Reactors Order from Nantong Tongfang

AIXTRON SE has received a multiple AIX G5 HT reactors in 56x2-inch and 14x4-inch configurations order from Nantong Tongfang, China. Nantong Tongfang placed the order in the first quarter of 2011. Delivery of the systems has been started in the second quarter of 2011 and will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2011. A local AIXTRON support team will install and commission the new reactors in state-of-the-art clean-rooms at the company’s factory in China. The Chinese company will use these systems for the growth of high brightness LEDs. Acc...
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2011-12-14

Philips lights up Zurich’s Hardbrücke, Switzerland’s largest LED project

Royal Philips Electronics' LED lighting solutions have supported Zürich's Hardbrücke for Switzerland’s largest LED project. Hardbrücke wants to upgrade the lighting under the bridge and to improve security for pedestrians. Therefore, bicycle and pedestrian paths, as well as an additional lane for public transport and a newly laid tram line need to take into consideration. To meet the demands, the chosen lighting solution consists of Koffer2 fixtures on the bridge, while the underside of the 2.3 km long bridge is lit with 1,750 LEDline2 lu...
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2011-12-14

Cadmium-free Quantum Dots to be Used in Commercial LED Lighting

UK-based manufacturer of cadmium-free quantum dots, Nanoco, has signed a joint development agreement with a global LED lighting company. The colour performance of the quantum dot technology attracts commercial LED lighting. As a result, the cooperators will see the university spin-out's cadmium-free quantum dots (CFQD) technology used in high volume LED lighting systems. The 12 month agreement with the lighting company is expected to be followed either by further development work or by proceeding to product launch. But they haven’t disclosed the financial d...
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2011-12-14

Vishay Intertechnology Named 'OFweek 2011 Best Service Provider of LEDs'

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that the Company has been named by OFweek.com as the "OFweek 2011 Best Service Provider of LEDs." OFweek.com focuses on LED market research and is one of the biggest LED industry websites in China. To highlight the state of the LED industry, every year OFweek.com teams up with industry experts to recognize innovative companies and technologies with the "OFweek LED Industry Annual Awards of Excellent Enterprise and Product." This year's winners were selected from nominated LED manu...
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2011-12-13

UK Corporation Announces World's First Light Bulb Recycling Machine

UK corporation Revend Recycling Ltd, has launched an innovative reverse vending recycling machine for the collection and recycling of domestic light bulbs and domestic batteries. The machine is the “FIRST” domestic light bulb reverse vending recycling machine of its type in the World and has been jointly designed and developed by Revend Recycling Ltd and Repant ASA, a corporation listed on the Norwegian Stock Exchange. Increased demand for recycling light bulbs and the international change over to CFL and LED domestic light bulbs and the recyclin...
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2011-12-13

Optogan Cooperates with Ledison Patan to Expanse Turkish LED Lighting Market

Russian LED manufacture Optogan has set up partnership with Ledison Patan Ltd, to form a new sales office in Koceali, close to Izmit, Turkey. Ove Sörensen, senior director sales & business development at Optogan, pointed out that ,“For Turkey, we estimate a hundreds of millions Euro market for solid-state lighting luminaries within the next two years. Turkey, being the bridge between Europe and Asia, is a key hub for Optogan. With its strong labour force, biggest GDP growth rate in Europe, and a continuously growing population (with currently over ...
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2011-12-09

Philips Supplies Solar LED Home Lighting in South Africa

Recently, Philips has supplied  30 sustainable cooking stoves and 200 solar-driven LED home lighting for 200 households across the South African Ilembe district , to improve the lives of people living in rural communities. According to Philips ,the home lighting system is a complete LED lighting kit that has been designed to provide low-cost, highly efficient bright light for households and small businesses. The central solar panel-charged battery pack powers two LED lights. A full day's charging in the sun (8 hours) will provide enough light for a whole evening...
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2011-12-08

OSRAM Successfully Applies HPML Technology in iLite HPML LED light module a perfect match with reliable light systems

HPML LED light module a perfect match with reliable light systems   OSRAM, one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world, has successfully provided its trademarked High Power Modular Lamps Advance (HPML AD) light module in the iLite System, an inflatable and portable floodlight.    The iLite’s light head is a high-quality, extremely durable OSRAM 12-volt HPML AD module that is IP66-rated for dust and moisture protection.   The iLite is a mobile, portable, inflatable LED floodlight. It is freestandi...
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2011-12-08

Harvard Engineering Targets to LED Lighting Market

Wakefield-based LED driver module supplier Harvard Engineering has actively taken actions to tap into the LED lighting market. As Michael McDonnell, sales and marketing director at Harvard , said “It’s an exciting time to be involved in the lighting industry and we’re investing heavily to create in the research and development of our CoolLED drivers.” Recently, the company announced CoolLED Kompact and CoolLED 40W drivers are aimed at the professional lighting sector for powering high-brightness LEDs from a mains supply. The f...
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2011-12-07

OSRAM managing board meets Chinese minister Wan Gang

During his visit to the Bavarian state capital Munich, the Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang met the managing board of OSRAM AG. The discussions focused above all on questions concerning closer cooperation in the field of light-emitting diodes, in short LED. The chairman of the managing board at OSRAM AG, Wolfgang Dehen, emphasized: “The discussions were of enormous importance to us notably with a view to the great significance of the Chinese lighting market.”   Following its inspection of a pioneering OSRAM test inst...
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2011-12-07

Seoul Semiconductor Enters Into a Cross-License Agreement with Philips

Lately, Seoul Semiconductor and Royal Philips Electronics have agreed to enter into a cross-license agreement covering patents relating to specific LED technology areas. According to the arrangement, each party gains access to a substantial part of the other party's patent portfolios for various LED level technologies. “We are very excited about our Acrich family of products and especially Acrich2, which was introduced in October 2011. Acrich2 eliminates many of the technical barriers associated with traditional high-voltage and AC-driven LED solutions&...
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2011-12-07

Taiwan Forepi Ordered Aixtron´s Brand New CRIUS II-XL Reactor for HB-LEDs

Taiwan Forepi has ordered an Aixtron CRIUS II-XL reactor in a 19x4-inch configuration to manufacture indium gallium nitride epiwafers for HB-LEDs. The order came in the third quarter of 2011, initially for the CRIUS II-L version, and was immediately converted into Aixtron´s brand new XL-configuration right after its launch. Delivery of the new reactor will take place in the fourth quarter of 2011. The CRIUS II-XL reactor has been acquired for the volume production of InGaN-based high-brightness (HB) blue LED epiwafer materials. One...
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2011-12-05

LayTec belongs again to Europe‘s 500 fastest growing technology companies!

For the third time series LayTec was awarded with Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Award for Germany and the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA Award. With a sales growth of 1062% in the period 2006-2010 LayTec achieved place 8 in Germany and place 144 in the area of Europe, Middle East and Africa among the fastest growing technology companies! CEO, president and founder of LayTec, Dr. Thomas Zettler, explains the successful concept: „To receive this award three years in succession shows that we have successfully positioned LayTec in the ...
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2011-12-05

Philips Installs LED Streetlights in Durban

Royal Philips Electronics has installed 149 LED streetlamps in six streets around the Durban International Conference Centre (ICC). The new street lighting is part of a joint initiative by Philips, State-owned power utility Eskom, the Department of Environmental Affairs and the eThekwini municipality, to demonstrate the significant advances being made in energy-efficient LED lighting. The new lighting offers energy savings of 47.4 MWh a year, or 26% when compared with the older 250 W metal halide street lights they replaced, and at the same time provides sup...
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2011-12-02

AIXTRON Receives An Order from Arima Changzhi

AIXTRON SE has received an order from Arima Changzhi, a JV LED manufacturing company involving Changzhi High Tech Industry Investment Co., China, and Taiwan Arima Optoelectronics, for three 42x2-inch wafer configuration AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD systems as well as three 11x4-inch wafer configuration AIX 2800G4 HT MOCVD systems. A local AIXTRON service support team will install all reactors.And AIXTRON G4 MOCVD systems will be used for the production of High Brightness LEDs.  ...
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2011-12-01

Philips Announces the Largest Energy Saving LED Lighting Deal in Africa to date

Introduction of LED lighting technology offers South African businesses an estimated annual collective energy savings of ZAR 41 million (approx. EUR 4 million) and reduces 60,000 tons of CO2 Johannesburg, South Africa - Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) and Eskom (The South African state-owned utility company) today announced the largest energy saving LED lighting deal in Africa to date. Under the agreement, 200,000 Philips MasterLED lamps are being distributed through Karebo Systems at discounted prices throughout South Afr...
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The new versions of the PointLED and Firefly LEDs are Osram Opto Semiconductors’ latest additions to its portfolio for use in mobile applications such as fitness tracking and health monitoring. Osram can therefore offer its customers a g... READ MORE